Recent Posts by Heather McLean, Editor

Sky is not the limit: Sky UK’s Inga Ruehl on managing mammoth production facilities

Sky is a pan-European machine, hungry for ever-more content. In the UK, Sky and Sky Sports have cutting-edge studios plus hundreds of staff, even more freelancers, and numerous OBs to organise to keep this content-producing monster sated. Head of Studios for Sky Production Services at Sky UK, Inga Ruehl, manages around 300 staff members and […]  More

IP in sport broadcasts forces industry to go for Precision Time Protocol says Artel

Artel Video Systems has announced the release of a new whitepaper focused on IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP), for ensuring accurate timing all along the signal-processing path for AES67 audio and SMPTE ST 2110 video. Titled, It’s About (Precision) Time, Artel is driven by the fact that timing drives every aspect of signal delivery, […]  More

Premier League sells five UK rights packages to Sky and BT Sport; speculation on Amazon and the remainder

Sky and BT Sport remain the dominant rights holders in the battle to win UK Premier League rights, according to latest reports. The Premier League auction is still ongoing, with five out of the seven live broadcast rights packages now allocated, yet already there are suggestions that digital rivals Amazon, Google and Facebook could pick […]  More

Sixty expands global presence with new London office and two senior hires

Sixty has announced that it has appointed Adam Bowley as vice president of broadcast technology, and Gary Ellis as vice president of TV technology. The appointments will be based at Sixty’s newly opened London office, based in Southbank, where they will be responsible for expanding the company’s recent growth and reputation in delivering highly interactive […]  More

SMPTE members bring expertise to BVE 2018

SMPTE has announced that numerous SMPTE members will be presenting at BVE 2018, which runs from 27 February to 1 March in London. More than 40 SMPTE Sustaining Members will also be exhibiting with stands at the event. “Tech innovators, business leaders, and other professionals from across the media, entertainment, and creative industries come together […]  More

SVFE 2018: Towards the future of fan engagement

A key panel session at the Sports Venue and Fan Engagement Summit in Amsterdam on 8 February was entitled ‘Even Closer to the Action: the Future of Fan Engagement’ and was chaired by Roland Hemming, founder of RH Consulting. The session commenced with panellists commenting on the current landscape for venue connectivity. Hassan Peymani, director […]  More

Spocks Family uses mobile technology for coverage of extreme sporting events

Swedish broadcast company Spocks Family has recently expanded its use of LiveU technology to bring three well known extreme sports events to life for viewers. These events – the Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon, the Ötillö Swimrun World Championship, and the Swedish Sportfish Masters pike fishing championship – posed challenges for Spocks that it was able […]  More